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Chile-Boliva & Brazil-Peru set as Foxboro’s Copa America Clashes


A Jun. 10 clash between Bolivia and Chile will kick off the largest soccer tournament held in Foxboro in over two decades as the 2016 Copa America tournament makes its way to the United States for the first time in its 100-year history this summer.

The Group D clash between Bolivia and Chile will be the first of three matches Copa America set for the Revolution’s home grounds. Brazil and Peru will play their Group B match on Jun. 12, while a Quarterfinal match between the Group D winner and Group C runner-up will play on Jun. 19.

The 2016 Copa America tournament, which serves as the championship tournament for South America, is the biggest tournament held in New England since the 1994 World Cup, which featured a total of six contests at the now-demolished Foxboro Stadium.

Interestingly, Bolivia was one of the squads that played in Foxborough during the 1994 Word Cup, a tournament that pitted them against South Korea in a Group C match that ended in a 0-0 draw on Jun. 23, 1994.

In addition to Chile and Bolivia, Group D includes Argentina – the world’s No. 2 ranked team – and Panama. Group C includes Mexico, Uruguay, Jamaica and Venezuela.

The groups and full match schedule were set for the Copa America Centenario after the Official Draw was conducted at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Sunday. The tournament will take place June 3-26 across 10 cities in the U.S.

Schedule for Gillette Stadium

Friday, June 10: Chile vs. Bolivia in a Group D match
Sunday, June 12: Brazil vs. Peru in a Group B match
Saturday, June 19: 1D vs. 2C in a Quarterfinal match

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